March 29, 2014 8:42 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel, closing one of the nation's busiest seaports for several days, will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of state and federal investigations. Investigators are still trying to... more »
March 13, 2014 7:37 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a cricket bat to get to the girlfriend... more »
October 27, 2013 11:03 PM
Two people allegedly attacked at a Downtown Lafayette Nightclub are out of the hospital tonight.
Police say they received the call about 12:30 Saturday morning that the two were stabbed at Karma Nightclub. The victims drove themselves to University Medical Center in Lafayette where police were called to investigate... more »
October 20, 2013 9:24 PM
An Abbeville family says they're lucky to be alive after a suspected drunk driver hit their home.
The crash happened around midnight on South St. Valerie Street. The suspect, Brandon Thomas hit a fence, a truck and then another fence before pushing two other vehicles into a house. This... more »
October 13, 2013 9:15 PM
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder near Mamou.
It happened before 5:00 Saturday afternoon on Reeton School Road off LA 13. Detectives say one person was shot and later died at the hospital.
Saturday afternoon, Crystal Reed's life changed forever. Deputies knocking on her front... more »
October 9, 2013 6:38 PM
The investigation of a Krotz Springs Elementary substitute teacher continues.
Today, KATC learned, in August, the Krotz Springs Police Department issued a warrant for a substitute teacher accused of assaulting a student last school year.
Krotz Springs Police Chief Norman Mouille tells us they issued a warrant for... more »
October 7, 2013 6:41 PM
A Lafayette family says they're lucky to be alive after a trailer fire spread to their home.
The fire started just after five o'clock Sunday night on Della Street near the Breaux Bridge Highway. One trailer was a total loss, and two others were damaged. Luckily no one was... more »
September 4, 2013 6:51 AM
A Lafayette Parish man is behind bars after sheriff's deputies discovered a meth lab in his home.
Robby Maddox is charged with operation of a clandestine laboratory, possession of methampetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies say they received a tip about the lab on Le Medicine Road... more »
August 23, 2013 6:28 PM
Carencro Police say a crime was not committed by Carencro Middle School Principal Spurgeon Banyard.
Police are no longer investigating an alleged case of simple battery at the school. A student, Roy Clark claims the principal scratched his face and busted his lip. A police report was filed on... more »
June 17, 2013 7:31 PM
The search is intensifying for a Lake Charles murder suspect.
The 499th FBI Top Ten Fugitive is Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara and agents believe they're closer to locating him. Agents believe Guevara is hiding in Mexico, but he may have re-entered the United States illegally.
Guevara is accused... more »
May 2, 2013 6:31 PM
The search is on for whoever threatened to blow up Broussard Middle School using a pressure cooker bomb.
The campus is on South Morgan Street off the Amabassador Caffery Extension. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Broussard Police evacuated students to a nearby church.
After a two hour search, nothing... more »
February 11, 2013 6:52 PM
In New Iberia, the search is on for a suspected drunk driver accused of crashing into a home.
It happened along Guadalajara Street early Monday morning. Investigators believe the driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the house. It's a sleepover story one girl will never forget.
... more »
December 5, 2012 10:31 PM
Federal investigators conducted a sting at a Carencro strip club, Desperados Cabaret, Wednesday afternoon. Several suspects were taken into custody, and after an eventful day, the club was quiet and locked up Wednesday evening.
It all went down around 1:30pm Wednesday, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies blocked off the frontage... more »
November 26, 2012 3:59 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Fire Department is investigating the cause of a six-alarm fire that damaged several buildings, including a church, and displaced at least five families in the city's Central City neighborhood. The Times-Picayune reports that no injuries were reported in Saturday afternoon's blaze. A spokesman... more »
September 26, 2012 6:14 AM
Rayne police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened late Tuesday night. Officers were notified of shots being fired on the 700 block of Reynolds street around 9:30pm. Later that night an unidentified male was found dead on the 700 block of Chappuis street.
If anyone has information on... more »
August 23, 2012 11:26 PM
Crowley Police confirm an investigation at the City of Crowley Animal Shelter dealing with possible animal cruelty. The shelter is separate from the Acadia Parish Animal Shelter and is located at 220 Jack Mitchell in Crowley.
As of Thursday night, Police Chief KP Gibson said they are investigating possible... more »
May 23, 2012 8:59 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A four-month investigation by Baton Rouge police has resulted in the arrests of six people and the seizure of 32 pounds of cocaine worth $1.4 million on the street. Sgt. Don Kelly says the investigation began in late January with a traffic stop. During the... more »
April 23, 2012 12:11 AM
In Rayne an overnight fire killed four children, all under the age of 8 and their mother is under arrest. Shaqueta McDade is looking at four counts of negligent homicide and police say her children were home alone when the fire started.
"It was so bad. It was like... more »
April 18, 2012 10:38 PM
The conflict between Iberia Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero and the District Attorney's Office continues, even after the Attorney General found no wrong-doing by the DA's office.
Romero made two allegations against the DA's office. The first is that the DA is fraudulently paying for its employee's health insurance... more »
April 12, 2012 12:15 AM
A Lafayette murder case will be featured on national television this weekend. Robert Stanley was shot and killed during a home invasion and robbery back in 2005. The case went unsolved for nearly three years, until DNA evidence helped detectives make a break in the case. The ins and outs... more »
March 27, 2012 7:27 PM
An FBI investigation into the Lafayette District Attorney's Office could be taking shape, as several indicators point to the handling of DWI and OWI cases.
KATC first reported about the FBI executing a search warrant earlier this month. District Attorney Mike Harson confirmed that search took place on February... more »
February 29, 2012 12:06 AM
The unsolved murders of 8 women in Jeff Davis Parish will be featured on national television Wednesday night. A crew with the TV show Dark Minds was in Jennings this past year, working to find out more information about the cases.
"I go out and I try to dredge... more »
February 4, 2012 11:34 PM
In Kaplan, a major break in a string of arsons that have had residents on edge for years. 55-year-old Felecian Primeaux of Kaplan is facing 12 counts of arson, dating back to 2007. He was arrested at his home Saturday morning after police say the suspect was caught on tape.... more »
October 4, 2011 6:05 AM
Louisiana State police are investigating a fatality on LA 182 @ Belmont Drive north of Opelousas.
It is reported that a pedestrian was found lying in the middle of the intersection. That man is identified as Henry Bob. Acadian Ambulance transported Bob to Opelousas General Hospital where he was... more »
July 30, 2011 11:26 PM
A man is hospitalized after his plane crashed at the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas.
Police say the pilot hadn't gotten very far off the ground before realizing something was very wrong. The Federal Aviation Administration arrived just after one o'clock Saturday afternoon at the St. Landry Parish... more »
July 24, 2011 11:56 AM
Jennings, La - Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control ("ATC") Commissioner Troy Hebert announced that on Friday July 22nd, 2011 ATC Special Agents conducted an undercover enforcement operation and inspection at Big O's Place located on South Lake Arthur Avenue in Jennings Louisiana. Agents were responding to citizen complaints of possible... more »
June 17, 2011 10:15 AM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - One person was taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack, authorities said. U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser said the man was in Arlington National Cemetery overnight, when it is closed, triggering an investigation. He... more »
June 5, 2011 11:01 AM
GIBSON, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say an investigation into the death of a 24-year-old man found face down in a Gibson waterway more than a month ago has stalled. Jamon Lutcher was found by a fisherman in late April in a canal off U.S. Highway 90.... more »
December 13, 2010 11:40 PM
One small Acadiana town is working through big money problems. KATC's Maddie Garrett was at the Delcambre City Council meeting Monday night and uncovered new information about an embezzlement investigation in the city. After its yearly audit, the City of Delcambre came up short by roughly $7,000. "It's significant for... more »
November 28, 2010 12:20 AM
Two days after a massive fire destroyed 8 townhouses in Carencro, fire investigators are looking into reports of faulty fire extinguishers.
Residents told firefighters they tried several extinguishers, but they did not work. The fire started in a truck, then spread to a car port and the rest of... more »
October 25, 2010 4:37 PM
Two top officials at the Lafayette Housing Authority have quit less than a week after the agency was mandated to get federal approval for all spending. Executive Director Walter Guillory and Deputy Director Jonathan Carmouche left their posts Monday. Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the... more »
October 14, 2010 9:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining dead animals that were discovered along the Gulf Coast... more »
September 22, 2010 12:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government watchdog group in Washington is seeking a Senate ethics committee investigation of Louisiana Sen. David Vitter. Complaints from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington center on Vitter's former aide, Brent Furer. Furer was arrested for an alleged knife attack on a girlfriend in... more »
September 13, 2010 3:06 PM
The officer accused of failing to act at the scene of crime, is no longer with the Lafayette Police Department. Major Glen Dartez is now retired, after working for the department since 1976.
Maj. Dartez was head of the Lafayette Police Department's criminal investigations division. He was placed on... more »
September 10, 2010 6:42 PM
Today the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be holding a press conference about the quadrouple homicide in Lake Charles. Sheriff Tony Mancuso will be talking about the latest developments in the case. KATC's Melissa Hawkes will be there.
New information on the quadruple murder... more »
September 3, 2010 12:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that oversees offshore drilling will investigate the fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thursday's fire came less than five months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 people and spurred the worst offshore oil spill... more »
September 3, 2010 11:36 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that 17 people have admitted catching large amounts of shrimp in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and selling them commercially. It says that state wildlife agents staked out the refuge after getting numerous complaints. They watched the... more »
August 31, 2010 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House investigators have recommended that three lawmakers be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were improperly linked to votes on a huge financial overhaul bill. The independent House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the member-run House ethics committee pursue potential rules violations by Republicans John... more »
August 30, 2010 4:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Food and Drug Administration investigators have found rodents, seeping manure and even maggots at the Iowa egg farms believed to be responsible for as many as 1,500 cases of salmonella poisoning. FDA officials released their initial observations of the ongoing investigations at Wright County Egg and Hillandale... more »
August 20, 2010 11:31 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Seven people arrested in the FBI's investigation of corruption in city and state courts in Baton Rouge received sentences Thursday that ranged from three years in prison to probation. "I feel the victim in this case was the city of Baton Rouge," U.S. District Judge... more »
August 16, 2010 5:29 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man whose body was found under a canal bridge. Police say the man was identified Sunday as John Ricky Wilson of Baton Rouge. A passerby found his body on Saturday. Police say some injuries were... more »
July 26, 2010 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Interior Department's inspector general is conducting an investigation into how the Obama administration came up with its recommendation for a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf.
Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall sent a letter to two of the seven congressmen who requested the... more »
July 14, 2010 3:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government investigation of the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is set to resume next week. The Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement have scheduled five more days of hearings, from July 19 through July 23, at a... more »
May 26, 2010 3:36 PM
The Lafayette Police Department has released the findings of an Internal Investigation regarding an incident that occurred on Mardi Gras day, on February 19, 2010. The investigation determined that the focus officer in the incident violated Departmental Policy. Specifically, those policies pertaining to "Handling of prisoners and use of tactics... more »
May 19, 2010 7:13 AM
Baton Rouge LA, State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced that his office is investigating a fire at a business that claimed the life of a man. The Covington Fire Department was summoned on May 18, 2010 at 04:04hrs to 621 N. Jackson St. in Covington Louisiana to a report... more »
May 17, 2010 4:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - California Sen. Barbara Boxer and other Democrats on the Senate environment committee are calling for the Department of Justice to open a criminal and civil investigation into the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Boxer, who chairs the environment panel, said that operators of the Deepwater... more »
May 12, 2010 11:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Henry Waxman says that his committee's investigation into the Gulf oil spill reveals that a key safety device, the blowout preventer, had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system. The California Democrat said in a hearing Wednesday that the investigation also discovered that the well had... more »
May 4, 2010 11:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the FBI and other authorities are investigating the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing for possible connection to terrorist groups. Obama says the attack failed because of actions by ordinary citizens who alerted police, and he says justice will be done. The... more »
April 27, 2010 5:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers have asked the owner and operator of the oil rig that exploded last week in the Gulf of Mexico for documents as part of a congressional investigation into the accident. The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California, and... more »
February 23, 2010 8:44 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy is back at work after an internal investigation cleared him of a police brutality charge. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said on Monday, while Deputy William D. McCauley Jr. may still be facing a malfeasance charge from his time as a Eunice... more »
January 7, 2010 6:51 PM
Firefighters are on the scene of a trailer fire on Malapart Road in Carencro. Officials say the trailer is destroyed and the fire did spread to two neighboring trailers. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
December 27, 2009 5:41 PM
In order to squash rumors in Jeff Davis Parish officers involved in the Jeff Davis 8 investigation will have their DNA tested against evidence in the cases.
The murders have baffled residents and overwhelmed law enforcement. The community has even suspected that a member of law enforcement could be... more »
December 1, 2009 4:23 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods will get a careless driving citation for a car crash outside his Orlando-area mansion last week, but will not face criminal charges, the Florida Highway Patrol said Tuesday. Woods faces a $164 fine and four points against his driver's license. The citation will close... more »
December 1, 2009 8:59 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two men have pleaded guilty for their roles as accessories in the 2008 shooting death of a Burger King manager. Meanwhile, the trial of the accused shooter was reset Monday for March 29. Trent Isiah Mitchel and Davientray Lee Breaux pleaded guilty on Monday to accessory... more »
November 25, 2009 2:25 PM
Four Arrested in November 16th Home Invasion
On November 16, 2009, a home invasion occurred in the 1300 block of Jefferson Street. Suspects entered the residence by force and robbed the victim at gunpoint. Detectives investigating the incident were able to develop 4 suspects during the course of the... more »
November 24, 2009 9:59 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A man accused of killing a 20-year-old man, then torching a pickup truck with the body in it, is being held on $2 million bond in the Vermilion Parish jail. Deputies brought 29-year-old Ferdinand Nickles to Abbeville over the weekend from Atlanta, where U.S. Marshals arrested... more »
October 23, 2009 2:37 PM
St. Landry- On October 22, agents with Louisiana State Police Region II Criminal Investigation Division arrested a St. Landry man and his girlfriend for charges of obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud.
In October 2009, agents began an investigation on thirty-one-year-old Devin Acaldo and his girlfriend twenty-nine-year-old Stephanie... more »
October 9, 2009 8:01 AM
ROANOKE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities say the body of a woman reported missing in Texas has been found in a car near Roanoke, about five miles west of Jennings. Dr. Charles Deese, the deputy coroner, identified her Thursday as 33-year-old Stefanie McKenzie of Humble. He says he... more »
October 8, 2009 10:29 AM
Lafayette fire investigators arrested Jeremy Stevens, 32, of Texarkana, Texas last night for Arson with Intent to Defraud and Conspiracy to commit Arson with Intent to Defraud with the assistance of Texarkana Police Department and Lafayette Police Department. Mr. Stevens was transported back to Lafayette last night and booked into... more »
October 7, 2009 12:40 PM
Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish is hurting and grieving the deaths of 8 women since 2005. The Multi-Agency Investigative Team formed to investigate these deaths is comprised of many independent agencies working together to bring those responsible to justice. Since the body of Loretta was found in May of 2005,... more »
October 4, 2009 6:35 PM
OPELOUSAS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN EARLY MORNING STABBING THAT LEFT ONE VICTIM DEAD. IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER 3-30 THIS MORNING IN THE 13-HUNDRED BLOCK OF HAYWARD STREET. POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A SUSPECT IN THE CASE NAMES ARE BEING WITHHELD AT THIS TIME.
September 26, 2009 3:03 AM
According to State Police, the hunt for Jonathan Latham has ended in a shoot-out.
The 34-year-old was shot at a home near Breaux Bridge late Friday, following attacks in Iberia and Vermilion parishes.
State Police spokesman Sgt. David Anderson said St. Martin Parish deputies went to the home... more »
September 25, 2009 10:57 AM
Iberia Parish Deputies responded to a 911 call at 6:52am on Fremin Road from an 11-year-old girl who told Deputies that her grandfather was dead. When Deputies arrived they found the brown honda in the driveway that had been stolen from the Thursday night case in Vermilion Parish and discovered... more »
September 23, 2009 8:03 AM
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »
September 17, 2009 1:47 PM
A decision could soon be made about the baby that was born in Acadia Parish. The Allen Parish District Attorney is expected to decide whether charges will be filed within the week. Rosie Ledet could be charged with unlawful disposal of human remains. She's accused of giving birth to a... more »